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How much money do we need?

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How much money do we need?

Hi. Can you please give me an idea of costs - drinks, taxis from centre to Santa Teresa. i have no idea how much cash we will need. Are travellers' cheques advisable? Thanks

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1. Re: How much money do we need?

it depends on many factor, street food is cheap, fresh fruit juices are reasonable, i paid $4 for 1 cup of mango juice, al u can eat pizza was about $20 per person, there is the churrascaria from $25-$40 not including drinks or alcohol, water in restaurant is about $2-3 depending where u go,

santa teresa is the center, unless u mean taxi to the beach, depends on whether it is a weekday or weekend, allocate about at least $25 round trip to the beach. better to just get a hotel at the beach.

changing money in the airport or a ATM seem to have ridiculous charges, up to $6-9 in the airport depending on how much u wanted, and $3-6 from atm too. so for initial cash u should change as much as possible in the beginning. for taxi, etc

i found the best thing was to use a debit card- used as cr.edit card, from a bank that does not charge the 3% internal transaction fee with every purchase, check with your bank.

and used it for restaurants and everywhere i could use it.

i changed about $1000 for 4 days for 2 people. for food, attraction entrance fees (transportation and hotel was paid for with card), and some of the meals were paid via credit card, so i ended up having money left. eg nicer restaurant like aprazivel in rio - in secluded area, can only get there via car, a lunch for 5 adult and 3 children - was about $350.

compared to ny it was not expensive.

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2. Re: How much money do we need?

Taxi from center to Santa Teresa: about R$ 20,00

You can also take one of the following regular bus lines. It is safe during the day and you would save money... it is just R$ 2,75 each trip.

Here are the lines which run by the main avenues of the center:: 206 A, 206 B and 214.

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